The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (“DOE OE”), in coordination with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, will convene its third meeting in the Voluntary Code of Conduct (“VCC”) process on November 22, 2013. Developed in response to the DOE OE-hosted Smart Grid Privacy Workshop and White House report

 

    

The EBA Demand-Side Resources and Smart Grid Committee present:
The FCC and State Regulators Discuss Radio Frequency and Smart Meters.

November 7, 2013
12:30 noon – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
2300 N St., N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
 

Radio frequency (“RF”) is one of the main reasons customers

Due to the mounting public concern about smart meter generated radio frequency (“RF”) fields, the Vermont Department of Public Service (“VDPS”) commissioned a study aimed at assessing smart meter compliance with regulations established by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). During November and December 2012, a comprehensive series of measurements was performed to evaluate RF emissions

New Hampshire passed a law this summer that in my view provides the most restrictive approach to the deployment of smart meters: Customers must opt-in by providing written permission! RSA 374:62 states in part:

II.(a) No electric utility that sells or provides electricity within the state of New Hampshire shall install a smart meter gateway

Two years after providing approval to Florida Power and Light to install smart meters, the Florida Public Service Commission has decided to have a public workshop regarding the devices due to public outcry. Scheduled for September 20, 2012, the workshop will give the public the opportunity to provide comments regarding smart meters. The Commission has

The Maine Public Utility Commission shocked the industry when it was one of the first states to open an opt-out investigation and subsequently order a smart meter opt-out. Despite taking these steps that many in the utility industry disagree with, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently told the MPUC it failed to adequately address the health and

The FCC, state utility commissions, rural customers and others have bemoaned the slow pace of rural broadband build-out and adoption. Some studies suggest that barely 50% of rural households in the U.S. currently utilize a broadband connection. Broadband adoption is an issue, but clearly the unavailability of fast and reliable broadband networks is a major

Based on its Energy Overview, Michigan’s total energy consumption is relatively high, due in part to the State’s large population (8th in the nation), northern climate and industrial sector.  Activities such as durable goods manufacturing by the automotive, glass, metal castings and chemical industries, as well as mining, pulp and paper manufacturing/production promotes

Recently, two studies were released on the effects of radio frequency (RF) exposure of wireless smart meters on humans. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) issued a report in January concluding the RF exposure from smart meters fell far below the FCC limit. A study by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released last